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Access to HE - Social Sciences

OVERVIEW

Access to HE - Social Sciences sets out to offer adult returners a coherent, integrated and supported year of study in science. Learners will gain the knowledge, awareness, skills and confidence necessary for successful entry into undergraduate courses in the intended progression routes for this Diploma.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

Access programmes are designed for students who have not had the opportunity to access higher education via traditional routes. Our course will give you the opportunity to attain some of the tools you will need to complete one of our degree programmes. As well as some subject specific knowledge, we will prepare you in the fundamentals of study skills, numeracy and literacy.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • Study Skills
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Mental Health and Illness
  • Society, Rules and Morals
  • Law and Order in Civil Society
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Human Rights Protection
  • British Government
  • Political Institutions
  • Research Methodology and Statistics
  • Extended Project
  • Introduction to Market Forces
  • Basic Economic Problem

Content taught on this course is indicative and is subject to change.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Learning is assessed in a variety of methods to prepare you to study at university. These may include an extended essay, timed assessments under controlled conditions and report writing.

In order to achieve the Access to Higher Education Diploma, you must achieve 60 credits at level 3. The grades available will be Pass, Merit and Distinction.

TEACHING CONTACT HOURS

Classes will be taught Monday - Thursday.

Tutorial: 9.00 - 10.00

Lesson: 10.00 - 14.00

Entry Requirements

Formal qualifications are not mandatory, instead a Numeracy and Literacy assessment will be needed. An interview will also be required so that our tutors are satisfied that you can benefit from the course and be able to cope with the future requirements of studying in higher education.

All students wishing to gain entry onto the access course should have a level 2 English equivalent certificate at the time of starting the course or should be willing to get one within the access academic year you have joined.

 

FEES AND FUNDING

If you're applying for this course and you're over the age of 19 you can apply for funding through Student Finance England via the Advanced Learner Loan (formally the 24+ Advanced Learners Loan).

HOW TO APPLY

You can apply for this programme by completing our online application form.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Successful completion of the Access to Social Sciences course at CU Scarborough will guarantee you a place onto any degree programme with us.

You could also progress on to a degree at other institutions, such as psychology, subject to meeting their specific entry criteria.

DURATION AND DELIVERY

This course is delivered over the course of one year. There are two separate intakes for Access to H.E. Courses. This will be a September intake and a January intake.

WHAT ARE THE FACILITIES?

We have invested £15 million in new, state-of-the-art facilities that will equip students with everything they need to succeed in their studies. CU Scarborough is a fantastic example of an education facility built to meet the needs of students, arranged around an open central atrium, featuring IT suites and lots of individual, group and silent study spaces. Our library stocks essential and recommended readings and over 115,000 eBooks. We have spaces for all the services you need, including careers guidance, student support, a café, prayer rooms and social areas.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CU Scarborough (CUS) has been established as a new campus in North Yorkshire. It will operate through one of Coventry University’s wholly-owned subsidiaries (Coventry University College Ltd.) and is being supported by the wider Coventry University infrastructure.

CUC Ltd. provide High Quality level 3 Access courses only. Students are responsible for making their own arrangements regarding any level 2 Maths and English qualifications they might need for their progression after this course.

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:

Duration:
  • 1 year

Qualification:

    Course type:
    • Access courses

    Fees:
    £3022

    Contact Details:

    CU Scarborough

    01723 336700